First elected in 1992
Date of birth: Oct. 11, 1960
Top issues: Education, Reproductive Health, Entitlement Programs, Veterans,
Committees: Committee on Appropriations—Subcommittee on Defense; Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Ranking Member), Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Ranking Member); Committee on the Budget
Former profession: Preschool teacher and school board member in Shoreline, WA.
Education: B.A., Washington State University